20 episodes

The golf world is filled with colorful characters. Join Josh Waldron as he interviews a broad range of guests who share a connection to the sport. If you enjoy conversations with people who don't quite fit the mold, this podcast is for you. Tune in to explore golf, life and plenty of random topics along the way. Presented by Par 3 Near Me.

Getting Off Course Podcast Josh Waldron

    • Sports
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

The golf world is filled with colorful characters. Join Josh Waldron as he interviews a broad range of guests who share a connection to the sport. If you enjoy conversations with people who don't quite fit the mold, this podcast is for you. Tune in to explore golf, life and plenty of random topics along the way. Presented by Par 3 Near Me.

    Scott Hoffmann, Golf Course Designer and Greenkeeping Consultant

    Scott Hoffmann, Golf Course Designer and Greenkeeping Consultant

    Scott is a golf course designer, greenkeeping consultant and retired superintendent. One of Scott's projects includes the recently opened Gravel Pit Golf Course in Brainerd, Minnesota. We talked about this unique project and other design-centric questions.

    Topics include:
    Scott's early connection to golfPursuing a turfgrass management degree at Michigan StateEarly lessons as a superintendentExploring golf course designThe Gravel Pit Golf Course designAdvantages and disadvantages of building on a gravel pitHours logged in the design phaseRandom tasks and factors to considerFinding waterThe short course trendSeeing your design work come to lifeWe wrap everything up with a 5 question lightning round.
    Need a few reasons to visit Minnesota? Scott gives his pitch.
    This episode is presented by Chasing Aces.

    • 37 min
    Zach and Andy Pessagno, Chasing Fowl Photography

    Zach and Andy Pessagno, Chasing Fowl Photography

    Zach and Andy Pessagno are the owners of Chasing Fowl Photography. These brothers teamed up several years ago to launch a golf-centric photography business that captures moments both on and off the course. In this episode, we talk about how they got started and what they've learned along the way. Topics include:
    Their journey into photographyGrowing up on the golf courseWho to trust in a life or death golf situationGolf misery storiesChasing Fowl PhotographyFirst clientsEarly lessons learnedKey equipmentThe challenges of sports photographyCapturing the perfect shotFavorite gigsWe ended with a 10 question lightning round.

    Which famous musician would Zach like to photograph in concert? I promise you'll never guess this one. Listen in to have your mind blown.

    This episode is presented by Chasing Aces.

    • 49 min
    Abby Liebenthal, President and Founder of Fore the Ladies, Inc.

    Abby Liebenthal, President and Founder of Fore the Ladies, Inc.

    Abby Liebenthal is President and Founder of Fore the Ladies, Inc as well as the Senior Manager of Championship Marketing for the United States Golf Association (USGA). In this episode, we discuss:
    Abby's career in golfSome key takeaways from Abby's jobs along the wayIdentifying skillsets and passionsAbby's role at the USGALaunching Fore the LadiesSome of the barriers that keep women from exploring golfThe growth of Fore the LadiesGrowing painsContent creation for amateur golfersThe future of Fore the LadiesWe wrap everything up with a 5 question lightning round.
    Abby has lived in 8 different U.S. states. Which one is her favorite? You'll have to listen in to find out.
    This episode is presented by Chasing Aces.

    • 34 min
    Lauren Stephenson, LPGA Golfer

    Lauren Stephenson, LPGA Golfer

    Lauren is one of the top 100 female golfers in the world, and she was kind enough to offer a quick glimpse into the life of a professional golfer. In this episode, we talk day-to-day life, tournament preparation, sponsorships and more. Discussions include:
    The work that goes into becoming a professional golferMoving to DallasLife on non-tournament weeksLife on the days leading up to a tournamentTournament questionsOvercoming bad roundsMaintaining momentum during good roundsThe disparity in LPGA & PGA payoutsWhat Lauren does with tournament winningsHow sponsorships workWe ended our time together with a 10 question lightning round.
    Did Lauren cry when the University of Alabama (her alma mater) lost to Georgia in college football national title game? You'll have to listen in to find out.

    This episode is presented by Chasing Aces.

    • 34 min
    Ronan Galvin, Sunday Golf

    Ronan Galvin, Sunday Golf

    Ronan Galvin is the co-founder of Sunday Golf, a company that specializes in lightweight golf bags and other gear for the casual golfer. In this episode, we dive into the world of product development. Ronan offers some great insights for anyone looking to turn a product idea into a reality. Topics include:
    How Sunday Golf came to beThe first steps for turning an idea into a realityDeveloping a prototypeMoving into productionLessons learned from living in ChinaMisconceptions about ChinaHow to choose a partner for productionHorror storiesSunday Golf's first orderFinding customersDealing with competitorsThe Loma BagWe wrap everything up with a 10 question lightning round. 

    You'll have to listen in to hear about some of Ronan's memorable experiences with Chinese cuisine.
    This episode is presented by Chasing Aces.

    • 45 min
    Jeff Peart, Owner of Chasing Aces and Former Semi-Pro Basketball Player

    Jeff Peart, Owner of Chasing Aces and Former Semi-Pro Basketball Player

    Jeff Peart is a former semi-pro basketball player turned golf enthusiast. In 2021, he launched his own golf brand called Chasing Aces. We talk a ton of basketball in this podcast, giving the listener a glimpse into the world of semi-pro competition. We then pivot to golf and talk about the origin story of Chasing Aces. The show covers:
    Jeff's introduction to basketballAll-star game with Ime UdokaCoaching youth basketball in 2022Junior college basketballJeff's journey to semi-pro hoops and his takeawaysNature vs. nuture as it relates to talentInjury and life post-basketballDiscovering golfGolf in the Portland areaThe Chasing Aces origin storySuccessesHeadachesJeff's favorite Chasing Aces itemsFuture plansWe wrap everything up with a 10 question, basketball-centric lightning round.

    Jeff may or may not have compared his game to Larry Johnson's. You'll have to tune in to find out.

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Kevin_Root ,

Golf can be boring. This podcast is not.

Host Josh “Hey Wally” Waldron puts on a clinic of how to ask thoughtful, interesting questions while bringing out the best of his guests. I’m not super into golf, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying the interviews and banter. The starting point is golf, but the conversation is more about people and their passion. Count me in as a faithful listener.

WG&G ,

Interesting & Fun

It’s a fun listen and I learned a few things also. Can’t wait to see what’s next.

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